Boomkat Product Review:
The classic Maurizio/M-Series pretty well defined the mid nineties. The epochal pieces from 1992, 'Ploy' [M 01] and 'Lyot' [M 02], are both left out of this picture, which again suggests the overall spirit of the vinyl series, rather than exhaustively compiling it.
Resembling more of a primetime club set, the disc opens with some aquatic steppers business, elegant club bangers for large sound systems, gradually working inwards and building upwards to the mighty 'Domina', a certified classic club tune and the centrepiece of this wonderful collection.
Originally released in 1997 and out of print for a long while now, the tracklisting features nine pieces drawn from six releases originated between 1993 and 1997, each number a world to itself. M7 appears twice, with a CD-exclusive mix fo its flip side, and this was always the key to the M series, where the dubs were often as good, if not better than the lead sides.
As history, these tracks are indisputably influential, but there's something even more important; this music still essentially sounds like nothing else. More burning and up front than the Basic Channel compilation, but still perfectly compatible.
Watch your bassbins.